Clause 2 - Primate licences

Part of Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 16th November 2021.

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Photo of Olivia Blake Olivia Blake Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 10:00 am, 16th November 2021

Is the licensing scheme aimed at encouraging people to no longer keep primates as pets? Perhaps six years gives the impression that this is an okay practice to continue in perpetuity, while two years would perhaps accelerate the process of people no longer wanting to keep primates as pets.